Dear Lord, You, who taught Saint Charbel how to be rooted in monastic vows which he lived in absolute silence and neutrality, conforming his life to Yours, help us to commemorate him and meditate his heroic and extraordinary life by telling him:
Blessed are you Saint Charbel, for you were passionate in prayer, virtue and piety when you were still a child in your far away village in Lebanon amongst your serene family and decent relatives.
Blessed are you, for entering the monastic life, accepting the call of God with full liberty and freedom. Thus, you left your humble and quiet village of Bekaa Kafra, North Lebanon and you never returned again.
Blessed are you for you dedicated your life to monastic vows and to the priesthood, participating daily in mass and looking continuously and tirelessly for the face of God.
Blessed are you for you shined over all the other hermits due to your absolute asceticism and your unnatural silence which astonished all those who knew you even after your death.
And now, my Lord, we ask you through the intercession of Saint Charbel, to keep your Church enriched with all those who have a similar life and who follow the path of our holy priests, hermits and monks who sacrifice themselves for the salvation of the whole world. Amen
O Jesus, You who invited the righteous Saint Charbel to join the monastic life rooting his faith among his Christian family in his village, give families through his intercession, the firm faith, the domestic virtues and the parental example so that they become source of real Christian vocations. Amen.
Saint Charbel please help and heal all the people suffering from cancer, mental illness and physically disabled.
Saint Charbel please help and heal all the people that are infertile, who are experiencing postnatal depression and the elderly in nursing homes.
Saint Charbel please help and heal all the people who are experiencing anxiety, who are contemplating suicide and the homeless that have no food, no water and no shelter.
Saint Charbel please help and heal all the people who have lost a loved one, people struggling to find a job and people trying to find a husband or wife.
Saint Charbel please help and heal all the people who are divorced, refugees around the world and orphaned children with no parents to look after them.
Saint Charbel please help and heal all the people who are experiencing war in their country, the people who are being persecuted or jailed wrongfully and the people who are experiencing loneliness, anxiety and depression. Aman
Lord Jesus, infinitely Holy and Glorified in all Your Saints, You have fascinated the heart of Charbel, the saint monk, to lead the perfect life of a hermit, granting him the grace and the power of being away from world keeping firm to his monastic virtues of chastity, obedience and poverty. Almighty God, Who has manifested the power of St. Charbel’s intercession through his countless miracles and favours, grant us, through his intercession, the grace (name the grace). We ask this through Jesus Christ. Amen.